Larry Rideout, co-owner and Chief Executive Officer of Gibson Sotheby's International Realty, has more than three decades of experience in building and growing real estate franchises throughout New England. Rideout began his career as a real estate agent in 1984. Having emerged as a respected leader, Rideout was selected to manage four Century21 offices. His success locally led to a consulting position and eventually to his post as Regional Director of New England, where he supervised 400 Century21 offices.
In 1995, Rideout joined the Cendant Corporation (now Realogy), the parent company of ERA, Coldwell Banker, Century21 and Sotheby's International Realty, as Regional Vice President of Franchise Business Development. There he sought new franchise opportunities for the Century21 and Coldwell Banker brands. In 2003, he was promoted to Senior Vice President of Franchise Business Development for the North East and North Central regions. He and his 28 person team were responsible for growing the brand presence for ERA, Coldwell Banker and Century21.
In 2006, Rideout purchased with his Partner, Paul McGann, Gibson Domain Domain, what today is known as Gibson Sotheby's International Realty. A firm that in that point in time consisted of roughly 80 agents and 3 offices has grown immensely under Rideout's determined leadership to about 200 agents and 8 offices throughout Greater Boston. In fact, his firm is now listed in the Billion Dollar Club with Real Trends and sits firmly in the Top 4 Companies for closed business in the entire state of Massachusetts with over 1700 transactions and an average sales price in excess of 900,000 dollars.
Rideout has served as a Director at the Massachusetts Association of Realtors, is the President of the Woburn Public Library Foundation, has served as Director of the Greater Boston Association of Realtors, is the Commissioner of the Woburn Housing Authority, and is a member of the Woburn Host Lions International Club. Rideout is continuously involved in an array of local charities both independently and for company-wide initiatives. He and his wife of more than 30 years have four daughters. Larry is currently living in the lovely town of Woburn, Massachusetts.